Last night probably the biggest movie news in recent history hit the internet, the news that Disney has acquired LucasFilm for $4.05B and Star Wars: Episode VII will be released in 2015, the same year as Justice League and The Avengers 2. Since then, nearly every movie website on the planet (including us) have been speculating about who will direct and star in the sequel, and most importantly of all what the story will be. There is thousands of comic books, video games and novels to draw inspiration from, all based around the ‘Expanded Universe’, telling the events after Return of the Jedi.
It was suspected that George Lucas’ treatments for the new trilogy (which the movies will be based on) had drawn inspiration from some of the novels, namely Dark Empire and the Thrawn trilogy, but a LucasFilm source tells E! Online that the story for Episode VII will be completely original. Want to know what happens in this Thrawn trilogy?
Well, it’s canon and classed as the official sequel(s) to Return of the Jedi, until 2015 that is. A Dark Jedi asssassin, Mara Jade, hopes to avenge the Emporer’s death by murdering Luke Skywalker, who is establishing a new Jedi Order. She ends up falling for him, and soon the two marry and have kids. Han and Leia get married (naturally) and have twins, so there’s a lot of new Jedi kids running around. The main enemy of the trilogy is General Thrawn, who takes over the remainders of the Empire. Well, according to the site, the new sequels will definitely NOT be based on those stories.
“It’s an original story,” a LucasFilm source tells me.
In other words, forget the Star Wars novels. Forget the graphic novels. Forget everything you think you know about what happens to Luke Skywalker. According to my sources, Episode 7 will literally be nothing you’ve ever seen or read before from the Star Wars universe.
I also hear from several sources that, no matter what you may hear to the contrary, no director has been officially attached to the project.
What do you want to see from the new Sequel Trilogy? I stayed up late last night thinking of story ideas for the movie, but nothing really feels right. Share your thoughts below.
SOURCE: E! Online